Category Archives: Pittsburgh Photography

2013: A Year in Review

Recently I’ve noticed that all of my favorite social media applications are doing “Your Year In Review” features, asking me to review my year in colorful pictures, major life events and random statuses that garnered a lot of attention in the year 2013.

So I thought it would be fun to look back on the year that was…

Some highlights for me in 2013 were…
I shot on a beach for the first time ever!
I got to work with horses again. Which is something I used to love about my first photography job and have missed doing.
I got to do my first photography shoot out of state.
Revamped my website! (Thanks to my hubby for that!)
My Facebook page has almost has 100 likes after being in the lower thirties at the beginning of the year!
I shot a wedding without a second shooter which was daunting but a great experience.
I had the honor of being asked to photograph a charity event for Step by Step which was incredible.
And I tripled the size of my portfolio which is awesome!

I want to thank all of you for your support and business over the last year.
I have loved being a part of and capturing your memories and look forward to working with all of you again.
Have a safe and blessed 2014!

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MacDonald Wedding

On the 26th if October I had the privilege of capturing the wedding of Sara and Paul MacDonald.

Surrounded by family and friends in one of the most beautifully restored churches I’ve ever seen Paul and Sarah exchanged vows and smiles as they spent the first day of the rest of their lives together.
And while I am still hard at work finishing up editing their happy day. Here are just a few of my favorite shots of the day.

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Also posted in Kensington Photography, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Wedding Photography, Wedding Photography

Crytzer Maternity Portraits – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA

I love being an Aunt.
I’ll brag about my nephew to anyone who will listen because well I might be biased but he’s the cutest kid …like ever.

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So when I found out that my two favorite people in the entire world, (whom I also brag about as well) we’re going to make me an Aunt to another adorable little boy well – imagine how thrilled I was!

And while baby Neil’s arrival is still a few months away (and I cannot wait to meet him) we took some time to go (dodge hundreds if little kids jogging in the park) play in the woods and capture this very special moment in The Crytzer’s lives at Frick Park.

Below are some of my favorite shots from the day along with some tree climbing fun.

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Coming up next: Sarah and Paul MacDonald’s Wedding

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Family Portraits at Prince Gallitzin State Park

As much as I love the big city and all it has to offer…. deep down inside I’m a country girl.
I love the mountains, the quite and the lack of other drivers on the road. (Pittsburgh traffic – grrr!)

So any excuse to go back home to Central PA I will take it! Especially when it means I get to visit with friends and family which this particular trip allowed me to do both.

I had the privilege of working my friend April’s family at Prince Gallitzin State Park early Saturday morning.
And while it was somewhat foggy we had beautiful crisp fall morning shoot full of laughter and fun.

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I cannot wait to visit with April again and to work sometime in the future with her wonderful family.
Enjoy the previews below.

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Coming up next: Crytzer Maternity Pictures at Frick Park

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Ally Mohan – Senior Portraits

Each and every senior session comes with its own unique personality and flare.
And this post’s senior is no exception. This is Ally and I had the pleasure of working with her and her Mom last Saturday.

I loved capturing Ally’s fun personality and beautiful smile.

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Next Post..
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with some very fun family portraits taken back in my hometown in Central, Pa!

Also posted in Pittsburgh Senior Photography, Portraits, Senior Pictures Tagged |

McConnells Mill State Park – Senior Portriats

I love finding new places to photograph clients and a fellow photographer friend suggested McConnells Mill to me because of my love for covered bridges. I have been looking forward to using this location for a long time and recently I made not one but TWO trips out there to complete Shelby and Jared’s senior sessions!
Let’s just say this will not be my last time out there, the location is a photographers dream with lots of fantastic nooks and crannys to explore.
You can preview some of their shots below!

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Coming up….
Ally’s senior session

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Happy Tuesday!

As promised – here’s a preview of what I subjected our poor “kids” to.
Happy Tuesday!

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Happy August!

Where did July go? I swear it was just the 4th of July just yesterday. But here we are in August already!
We’re gearing up for fall here at Kensington even though there is still plenty of summer still left to enjoy.

For the first time ever we are offering a Senior Rep program for the class of 2014!
We’re looking for Senior reps for Kensington Photography.
Senior Reps are students who represent Kensington Photography in exchange for credits toward the cost of their own senior portraits. It is possible for a rep to save hundreds of dollars on the cost of their own senior portraits by referring their friends and classmates to our studio for senior portraits.

As a REP you receive a FREE photo session in August or September, from which we will print photo cards of you to give out to your friends and classmates. We will also provide brochures from the studio to help you show your friends the quality of our work.
When your friends or classmates have their senior portraits done and place their print orders at Kensington Photography, we ask them who referred them. When they give your name, a $20 credit is applied to your account for each referral to the studio. This referral credit applies directly toward the cost of your own senior portraits.

For example, suppose you refer five friends to Kensington…you will receive a $20 credit for each friend, for a total of $100 credit toward your own pictures!
So, the more people you refer the more credits you get for your own pictures.
As a REP, your regular senior portrait photo session will be FREE if completed before October 1, 2013.
Obviously, this is an exceptional opportunity to have your portraits taken by Kensington Photography AND save a TON of money on your senior portraits.
All we ask of you is that you help promote our work to your friends and classmates by handing out your cards and fliers to everyone that needs their picture taken.
Our REP program is limited based on the number of students per school.
This offer is available for a limited time. If you wish to become a rep for Kensington Photography we recommend that you contact the studio immediately to determine if openings are still available.

Please either reply to this post or contact us through our website: www.kensingtonphotography.com

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Also posted in Portraits, Senior Pictures

Welcome to the new KensingtonPhotography.com

Welcome to the new KenstingtonPhotography.com!

As you can see we’ve made a few adjustments here and there. Enjoy the new site!
Thanks to my hubby Jamez for all the hard work and time he put into researching and coding he did to bring my vision to life.

And now onto this weeks preview!

This weeks preview is of  the adorable Vozar-Wilks cuties!
I love sibling sessions and these two had me smiling and laughing their entire session. While we didn’t get to accomplish everything that we wanted to thanks to a little rain – we still captured some adorable smiles. I cannot wait for our rain date!

Here’s some of my favorites from the day!

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Coming next week…why they tell you working with your own kids is harder than working with someone else’s. (Aka my genius idea to try and attempt to put our 3 cats in a bathtub.) See you next week!

Also posted in Pittsburgh, Portraits

From the cliffs of Maryland to the riverside banks of the ‘Kiski River’

 Every senior session is as unique and wonderful as the senior as I am capturing. This week I had the pleasure of working with Jon who was up for anything and wanted to climb up and on everything in sight! Including a very high rail road bridge very early Saturday morning!

On a rail road bridge by a camp site that I’ve been dreaming of using for a shoot for a long time.

But despite all those dreams I seemed to forget somewhere along the line that the bridge, was rather high off the ground. While I am not afraid of heights…I am afraid of falling…from a very high bridge. Did I happen to mention that we were on a very high bridge? I had to keep reminding myself that if this bridge can hold a train surely it can hold two people, even if one of them is a klutz. That is afraid of falling… off a really high bridge.

But enough about me.

Jon was very fun to work with. He went along with any and all of my suggestions and even made some suggestions of his own, which always makes a session fun. He had a great smile and a great sense of humor. When capturing seniors I often try to capture several different emotions (serious, happy, softer smiles etc) but no matter my suggestions the best look for Jon was by far his smile. Which speaks volumes about a person. Thanks for allowing me to capture your senior pictures Jon.
Here’s a few shots from the day.

(This is one of my favorites)

Coming up next Sam’s two little cuties!

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